The awards season for video games is upon us, and now it’s our turn to let you know what we think about 2018 in gaming. Much has been said and will continue to be said on what are some of the best years in gaming history, and there’s no doubt that 2018 will be thrown into that discussion. Maybe it doesn’t have quite enough behind it to compete with the likes of 1998 or 2007, but 2018 is a very solid year nonetheless.

Of course, we want to know what you think were some of the best games of 2018 too. At this link you can participate in choosing who will receive the Readers’ Choice Award for every category below. Voting will remain open until the January 4th at 11:59 eastern.  ***Voting is now over, thanks to the over 300 of you that participated!*** Once the results are in, we will start announcing the winners the week of the 7th.

Nominees were submitted by and the voted on by staff to settle on what you see below.

Best Multiplayer (For exceptional multiplayer gameplay and design)

Winner announced January 7th. Winner announced here!

Best Writing (For outstanding storytelling, worldbuilding, and character creation)

Winner announced January 7th. Winner announced here!

Best Soundtrack (For outstanding overall score)

Winner announced January 8th. Winner announced here!

Best Visuals (For outstanding, cohesive aesthetic)

Winner announced January 8th. Winner announced here!

Best Expansion/DLC (The best piece of additional content to an existing game)

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Our Review)
  • Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition
  • Hollow Knight: Godmaster
  • No Man’s Sky NEXT
  • Prey – Mooncrash

Winner announced January 9th. Winner announced here!

Best Evolving Game (For outstanding continued development on an existing game)

  • Fortnite
  • Hollow Knight
  • Monster Hunter: World (Our Review)
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch

Winner announced January 9th. Winner announced here!

Indie Game of the Year (For outstanding creative and technical design from outside a large studio)

Winner announced January 10th. Winner announced here!

Board Game of the Year (For outstanding tabletop game design)

Winner announced January 11th. Winner announced here!

Game of the Year (The best game of the year, whose sum of its parts is greater than any other)

Winner announced January 11th. Winner announced here!

What do you think of the above nominees? Any we left out? Any that maybe shouldn’t be there? Let us know in the comments below!


Andrew Otton

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